My Favorite Places on Earth — Alsace

We all have our favorite places on Earth, and I suppose some of us have our favorite places on Mars–but I haven’t been there. Yet. I go to Alsace at least once a year. For wine. But also for the quaint fairy-tale atmosphere in the dozens of tiny villages still very much as they were […]

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My Year in Photos

This picture was actually taken in 2009 at a Christmas market in Alsace, France–one of my favorite places on earth. Every little village in Alsace is more Hänsel-und-Gretel than the one before it. If you’re planning a trip to Alsace, don’t miss Eguisheim, the birthplaceof Pope Leo IX.Winetasting is great fun in Alsace, and it’s […]

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Alsace

In spring, the villages of Alsace, in the northeast corner of France, compete to see who can out-flower the other. A sign at the entrance to the village will tell you how many flowers (like stars, one to five) the village received in the contest. Competition is fierce—fiercely floral.As you drive along the Route des […]

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